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Old 05-14-2012, 03:50 AM   #3466
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Loving it Emmbeedee. Much like the Oregon, only bigger, brighter, much more customizable and a dependable on bike power solution.
My thoughts exactly. I think there are a lot of people out there who had great hope for the Oregon, but it was just a little too small, and had lousy power options. Garmin saw that, and made the Montana - a bigger and much better Oregon, essentially.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:15 AM   #3467
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I'm happy to contribute. Much of what I know about the Montana is in this thread. I'm just a little concerned about trying to make a wiki out of a Forum.

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I don't think we need to get carried away with posting everything we've ever said here in the Wisdom thread. I'd like to keep it logical... What it is, Why do we like it, Where to buy, that kind of thing to start. I made a quick start this morning on it.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #3468
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With no audio your status screen (one click on the power button) would look like this



If you plug in an earphone or the Rugged Mount/Auto Mount you should see this








I am not getting the audio slider with either the automobile mount or stereo earphones.

Do the earphones have to be mono?
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:51 AM   #3469
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I am not getting the audio slider with either the automobile mount or stereo earphones.

Do the earphones have to be mono?
Stereo works fine, jack is designed to supply audio to both sides, (but it's still mono).
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #3470
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I see the audio is muted. Do you get the slider once mute is off? You should.

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I am not getting the audio slider with either the automobile mount or stereo earphones.

Do the earphones have to be mono?
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:42 AM   #3471
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I see the audio is muted. Do you get the slider once mute is off? You should.
Yup - move the slider to the right and you can mute/un-mute the audio

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #3472
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I figured I'd share a photo of my Montana before I send it back.

Just to recap my whoopsie:

a) I left my garage with the Montana in the rugged mount, headed out for a tag
b) Less than two miles later, all on pavement, the Montana fell out
c) When I turned around and picked it up, it looked pretty much like this:



and the touchscreen is nonfunctional. My assumption is that I didn't have it fully seated in the mount, even though it was sufficiently seated to get power (and to keep getting power leaving the driveway and heading a mile or so down the road).

d) Garmin offered no particular sympathy and offered a $170 refurbished model in exchange; for an additional $170, they were willing to cross-ship, with the second $170 being credited back once they get my GPS, but I had to ask them to do so.
e) Tracking shows that the new GPS should be here today or tomorrow, either six or seven calendar days after I called support.

I have since added a lanyard to my setup on the bike so that if I screw this up again, the GPS won't get so far away. I'm also double-checking each time I put it in the mount; in my after-incident review, I did manage to get it partially seated in such a way that it took a pretty decent tug to dislodge it, and there wasn't any obvious visual evidence that it wasn't fully seated (which is my only gripe with this—I'd really like the mount to make it obvious if I don't have the device seated fully). This probably would have been avoided by using the security screw, but that's another small tool to fiddle with while wearing gloves, in the event I want to take a photo while stopped.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #3473
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I figured I'd share a photo of my Montana before I send it back.

Just to recap my whoopsie:
the mount makes a snap noise when it locks. Listen for the snap.

If the GPS is not all the way into the mount, the security screw will not engage.
Just remember, "Snap and screw"
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #3474
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Yup - move the slider to the right and you can mute/un-mute the audio

Those screen shots were mot mine.

I do NOT have the audio slider or the mute button.

I have the backlight slider. It is located in the middle of the screen, leaving no room for an audio slider. If you remove the gps from the automobile mount (or pull the earphone from the jack) does the backlight slider move to the middle of the screen?

I loaded the latest beta in hope that it would address this problem but no luck.

I sent an email to Garmin. I am waiting for a response.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #3475
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You can get the top locked in with the bottom not seated correctly. Are you sure it wasn't running on battery power?


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Old 05-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #3476
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Those screen shots were mot mine.

I do NOT have the audio slider or the mute button.

I have the backlight slider. It is located in the middle of the screen, leaving no room for an audio slider. If you remove the gps from the automobile mount (or pull the earphone from the jack) does the backlight slider move to the middle of the screen?

I loaded the latest beta in hope that it would address this problem but no luck.

I sent an email to Garmin. I am waiting for a response.
Yes, if I remove my earplug the Volume slider disappears and you just have the Backlight slider. Sounds like you have a defective unit.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:09 AM   #3477
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I sent an email to Garmin. I am waiting for a response.
Email is the second slowest way to get answers from Garmin... Smoke signals, the slowest.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #3478
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One of the ideas I plan to write up in the "Wisdom" thread.

THE MONTANA IS A "TRANSFORMER".

Okay, this idea's a little "out there", but when it was suggested (Thanks Mark) that we need information on using Profiles and Shortcuts, it occurred to me that using both together makes the Montana into a "Transformer". You can be riding down the road in Nuvi mode, see a back road you want to check, hit the Shortcut you created to a Profile with Topo attributes, and in a couple of seconds your gps is switched over to a completely different unit with Topo maps enabled, Auto Zoom turned off, terrain shading enabled, whatever you set up in that Profile.

And you can have as many profiles as you like - that's the beauty of them.

My 5 Profiles and the Shortcuts to them make the gps into 5 different units very quickly.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #3479
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One of the ideas I plan to write up in the "Wisdom" thread.

THE MONTANA IS A "TRANSFORMER".

Okay, this idea's a little "out there", but when it was suggested (Thanks Mark) that we need information on using Profiles and Shortcuts, it occurred to me that using both together makes the Montana into a "Transformer". You can be riding down the road in Nuvi mode, see a back road you want to check, hit the Shortcut you created to a Profile with Topo attributes, and in a couple of seconds your gps is switched over to a completely different unit with Topo maps enabled, Auto Zoom turned off, terrain shading enabled, whatever you set up in that Profile.

And you can have as many profiles as you like - that's the beauty of them.

My 5 Profiles and the Shortcuts to them make the gps into 5 different units very quickly.
Hey I really like the wisdom thread idea. It would also be really good if you did not edit prior posts as these edits are not announced in the ADV subscription notifications, only new posts are notified.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #3480
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Hey I really like the wisdom thread idea. It would also be really good if you did not edit prior posts as these edits are not announced in the ADV subscription notifications, only new posts are notified.
Interesting idea. I think editing prior posts is going to have to be the way the thread is maintained, but if I added (and then deleted) a post saying work has been done there, anyone subscribed would get a notification.
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